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  • PhD Studentship: Computational modelling of realigning kneeosteotomy

    Faculty of Science & Technology

    Department of Computing and Technology, Medical Engineering Research Group

    Research Studentship Opportunity - Computational modelling of realigning knee

    Our vibrant modern University has ambitious plans for its future. Our two
    main campuses in Cambridge and Chelmsford are being transformed with major
    capital investments, including the construction of our Postgraduate Medical
    Institute at the Rivermead Campus in Chelmsford. With an annual income of
    £120m, 25,500 students and 2,000 staff, we are a major force for higher
    education in the East of England.

    The Medical Engineering Research Group of our Department of Computing and
    Technology, based at the Rivermead Campus in Chelmsford, works with the close
    collaboration of orthopaedic and vascular surgeons from a number of local and
    international hospitals and medical companies to bring engineering solutions
    to medical problems. Our Medical Engineering Research Group has secured £300k
    of Science and Research Investment Fund for capital equipment to enhance
    Biomechanics research. We are offering a PhD studentship in the computational
    modelling of different high tibial osteotomy techniques to bring further
    understanding to the pathomechanics of knee osteoarthritis and to predict the
    performance of different surgical knee reconstruction techniques to correct
    lower limb malalignment. The Department of Computing and Technology has a
    suite of high performance engineering work stations with CAD CAM, Medical
    Image processing, and FEA software that are essential for this project.

    The project would suit an exceptional graduate in Mechanical Engineering,
    Biomedical Engineering and other related engineering disciplines. Applicants
    should hold a Masters degree awarded by a UK University, or an overseas
    Masters of equivalent standard, provided that the Masters degree included
    training in research and the execution of a research project. Applicants who
    hold a first or upper second class degree may also be considered. Students
    for whom English is not their first language must meet our required minimum
    level of English language proficiency (IELTS 6.5 in all skills, or
    equivalent). The successful candidate, who will become a full time research
    student, will be expected to have good communication skills and undertake
    some administrative duties. The successful candidate will train for a PhD,
    jointly sponsored by the Chelmsford Medical Education and Research Trust and
    our University, and will be paid a stipend of £12,000 per annum plus fees
    paid (UK & EU), subject to six month progress review. The stipend is not
    subjected to income tax under the current regulations. Overseas Applicants
    are welcome to apply but are required to pay the difference between the Home
    / EU fees and the overseas rate. This is a 3 years fixed term exciting
    opportunity to join our developing research group. The start date for this
    project is February 2010.

    Interested candidates should e-mail their CVs to Dr Rajshree Mootanah,
    Director of the Medical Engineering Research Group,

    To apply, please follow the regular research degree application process, as
    shown on our website:

    Please specify that the application is in response to this advert and include
    in your application a project proposal matching the above topic.

    Closing date: 15 November 2009

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